It’s not every day you get to go to the North Pole. We were so excited when we were invited to hop aboard the Polar Express and head to the North Pole to see the jolly man himself – Santa!
The Polar Express is now boarding in St. Louis and you can come along for the fun. Many seats are still available, but I would encourage you to think about one of their Hotel Packages. We were able to experience the Polar Express with the St. Louis Union Station Hotel Package and we had a blast! We just had to park once, and everything was in very short walking distance. We didn’t even bring a stroller.
The conductor came by to take our tickets and greeted us. Miss H thought he was pretty fantastic. If you do decide to go, have your kiddos wear their jammies! Lots of Moms and Dads wore jammies too. We just weren’t that coordinated. All the elves thought Miss H was adorable in her elf jammies.
Once the train got rolling, we were offered hot, hot chocolate in a super fun mug and cookies! The whole time the elves and chefs and the conductor stopped by to make our magical journey extra special. There was so much fun holiday music and a little Frozen tossed in for good measure.
After a short stop, Santa boarded the train and to say hello to everyone. Santa also brought everyone a silver bell which Miss H loved! She wasn’t so sure about Santa, but I think she’ll come around.
See, I told you! She finally warmed up to him a little bit.
So there you have it, our fun City Staycation! If you’re on the fence, the hotel packages are really fun and a great way to make the Polar Express memorable and fun!
Some additional things to think about – Tickets are typically sold in sets of 2 or 4. That ways you get to sit with your friends and family – especially when you’re sitting in the Premium Cars with tables. The trains depart at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30. Plan on extra time on both ends so you can enjoy all of the additional fun activities and don’t forget to stop by the merchandise booth for all of your Polar Express goodies! Great holiday items!
And Hattie Makes Three was given ticket to the event in exchange for our honest review. For more information check out the website and Facebook.